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Old 11-24-2008, 09:28 AM   #1
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vsftp jail and mounted files systems

I have a ftp server setup for our organization. I wanted to jail users in their home directory so they can not download any sensitive files.

Added this line to the vsftpd.conf file:

Which did the trick just fine.

BUt, We have a CIFS mounted share that some people need access to. It is mounted as follows:

//Server/Share /Sharename

So it is mounted in the root directory. I then had symbolic links pointing to the folders inside this share in the users home directory to allow them to get to these files (read only via fstab).

Now when I jail them the symbolic links show up but they are unable to follow them since they are jailed.

Any ideas for a workaround?
Old 11-24-2008, 12:30 PM   #2
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I am not sure if it will work or not, but you could try using the mount command (for the share you want to provide them access to) with the -bind option. I believe that will take care of what you are trying to accomplish.


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